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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
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+1 541-867-3474
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in...

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.

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I took my girl friend here for a date we had an amazing time the eels are a must see and newport was an awesome stop

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I took my girl friend here for a date we had an amazing time the eels are a must see and newport was an awesome stop

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The otters and seals make the admission worth it! They are very active, and interested in the visitors. The aviary area is a must see also!

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Seeley Lake, Montana
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic outside and in. From the entry to the far end. More sea critters than Noha's ark. Well worth the entry fee.

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Lebanon, Oregon
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. This most recent trip was no exception! The weather that day was really bad. Low 40s with very high winds and lots of big downpours. Most of the exhibits are indoors though so that is a great benefit. To see things like the sea otter feeding we had... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the aquarium on your typical rainy Newport day and just incredibly lucky - it rained the whole time we were wandering through the indoor exhibits and the sun came out just in time the seabird aviary, sea lion, and otter feedings. We also managed the little nature stroll in the sunlight before the rains blew in again.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium for several years, and as always, we thoroughly enjoyed it! They had some great new (to us) exhibits, plus some of our favorites (Passages of the Deep, Otters). Highly recommend to anyone visiting the Newport area.

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Bellingham, Washington
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Overall good time. Better to go in good weather since bunch of stuff is outside. Kids liked touchy tank and underwater viewing.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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My favorite part is the jellyfish exhibition! The shark tank is a tube you walk through and the sharks swim birth advice and below you!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must do when on the Oregon coast around Newport. It's well laid out with both inside and outside exhibits. The otters were adorable! The docents were very knowledgable and were around to answer questions without being pushy. Really a great experience.

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It was a cute Aquarium, nicely maintained inside and out. Good atmosphere and a nice balance of indoor and outdoor scenary.

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